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Fitness & Recreation

The Tauber Fitness Center

COVID UPDATE (4/20/2021)

We are thrilled to open the Tauber Fitness Center to Boston Campus students starting Tuesday, April 20, 2021.  The University has evaluated our space and restricted usage to 8 students at a time. (This may change in the future.) We have created a registration process where students will be required to select a 45-minute workout period and choose one specific piece of equipment during that time (Treadmill, Cross Trainer, Spin Bike, Squat/Bench area and Smith Machine Pulley area). We will be cleaning all equipment each hour after the 45-minute workout period. Facilities will also be doing a deep cleaning nightly including electrostatic spray on all equipment.

Registration will typically be available for an upcoming two week period. As we evaluate initial capacity and usage, you are only currently allowed to register for ONE 45-minute workout period per week. No one will be allowed into the Fitness Center without a registration.

Students must be participating in the Tufts Weekly Surveillance Testing program in order to work-out in the Fitness Center. (You will be asked for documentation of your weekly testing participation - email confirmation from the testing center is acceptable).

Masks must be worn the entire time you are in the Fitness Center.

Locker rooms have not been approved to be opened during this time. Students should come dressed to work out or use the restrooms in the basement past the classroom space. There is cubbie space inside the Fitness Center for storage while you work out.

Please use this link to access the Tauber Fitness Center Registration Site:

Feel free to contact Jackie Desmarais, Fitness Center Coordinator, at with any additional questions.


The Tauber Fitness Center has three areas: a 2500 square foot room with aerobic and strength training equipment; a small exercise studio; and locker rooms and showers. All registered Boston Campus students are eligible to use the fitness center; no fee is required.

The fitness center is located on the lower level of the Medical Education Building and can be accessed by elevator or stairs. You must have a valid Boston Campus student-ID with you in order to access the facility and will be asked to use the card swipe at the front desk to confirm eligibility. Should you run into an issue with your ID access, please contact the Public Safety Department at 136 Harrison Avenue. Fitness classes are offered in the studio to all members. classes are available for a small fee on a first-come first-serve basis.


  • Proper workout attire is required.
  • Lockers are for DAILY use - do not leave locks or clothes overnight.
  • Bring your own towel and toiletries.
  • Guests are NOT allowed in the facility - current Boston Campus students and faculty and staff with an active membership have access.

The fitness center, is moderately sized. The main area contains 17 pieces of cardio-equipment, a 9-piece selectorized strength training circuit and a free weight area. To supplement greater fitness needs, we will continue to subsidize membership to the Wang YMCA, where students can take advantage of a full array of amenities, including a pool, basketball courts and a much larger variety of equipment. For questions about subsidized rates, contact your school's Student Affairs office. If you are not familiar with the YMCA, we encourage you to take a look at the Wang YMCA website or visit them at 8 Oak St, Boston, MA.

The Tauber Fitness Center employs a number of student workers. Students who are interested in part-time employment at the fitness center should review the following job description: Student Supervisor

We are also looking for experienced Instructors to teach group fitness classes (Yoga, Aerobics, Pilates, etc.) Work Study students are preferred for all fitness center positions. If you are interested in applying or have questions regarding the fitness center, please email Jackie Desmairis, Fitness Center Coordinator, at If you are inquiring about employment, you should include your Name, School, related experience, if any, and your expected hours of availability. Instructors who are are interested in teaching classes, should include the Type of Class, days/hours of class offering, prior teaching experience and references. Applications will be reviewed by the applicant's Student Affairs office and the Tufts Athletic Department.

Students who are selected to work at the Fitness Center must participate in a full training session prior to commencing employment.

Fitness Center Location & Hours

Medical Education Building
Lower Level
Monday: 8:00am-3:00pm
Tuesday: 11:00am-6:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am-3:00pm
Thursday: 11:00am-6:00pm
Friday: 8:00am-3:00pm
(call to check for holiday schedule)
Phone 617-636-0497